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Diane Lacy is a freelance western artist and photographer from Ft. Davis, Tx. whose work has been published in newspapers, magazines and covers of books and various publications such as COWBOYS AND INDIANS MAGAZINE, THE CATTLEMAN MAGAZINE, TEXAS HEREFORD MAGAZINE, PAISANO The Story Of A Cowboy And A Campmeeting and many others.

Her western photography won 1st Place at the Annual Texas Ranch Roundup in Wichita Falls in 1996, the People's Choice Award two years in a row in 1997 and 1998 at the American Photography Exhibition, and two Honorable Mentions in 1999. She was also chosen to exhibit in the TPS Governor's Exhibition, touring Texas galleries through 2000 and won a Second Place Award in the 9th Annual Fall American Photographic Competition and Exhibition 2000 at the Museum Of The American West, Ruidoso Downs, NM. 

"Dancing in the Dust"

   ©Diane Lacy

The Kokernot o6 Ranch still operates in the great traditional sense, using a large remuda of horses and cowboys. Most of Diane Lacy's photos come from "spur of the moment" opportunities seen while she works cattle with some sixteen cowboys who eat from the chuck wagon and sleep in teepee tents during a typical roundup, which lasts a month in the spring and a month in the fall.

Diane Lacy has been honored with many one person shows. Her work is in private, corporate and permanent museum collections across the country and internationally. An ongoing exhibit and sale of her work is at the Spirit Of The West Gallery at Apache Trading Post in Alpine,Tx; Comanche Creek Gallery in Lajitas, Tx.; Ft. Davis Drug Store in Ft. Davis,Tx; ; The Treasury Gallery, across from the Oasis Restaurant, overlooking Lake Travis in Austin, Tx.; and the Reata in Fort Worth. (click Current Exhibits)

Lacy is an experienced location scout, photographer, liaison and coordinator for the ranch in all media such as movies, TV, news, documentaries, commercials magazines and books. The o6 Ranch has been featured in National Geographic; Good Morning America; Marlboro ads and commercials; Charles Kuralt with Walter Kronkite in the"On The Road In '76" series; Wolf Brand Chili commercial and "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" film with Waylon Jennings. It is also in the new IMAX film, "Texas: The Big Picture", now showing at the Bob Bullock Historical Museum in Austin, Tx.

Diane Lacy is also an award winning artist whose drawings, watercolors and oils have illustrated and been on the cover of books and publications. Her originals are in permanent and private collections and some are currently on exhibit and for sale at the Spirit Of The West Gallery at Apache Trading Post in Alpine Tx.

An accomplished dancer and choreographer since her youth, Diane taught "Dance For The Musical Theater" at Sul Ross University and was assistant director and choreographer for their summer musicals for several years.

Community service has always been a big part of her life as she is now serving as County Commissioner of Jeff Davis County. She is a past president of the Davis Mountains Trans-Pecos Heritage Association (DMTPHA) www.dmtpha.com or www.privateownership.com, a grass-roots non-profit organization to protect and preserve private property rights and cultural heritage. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Big Bend Museum of Western Heritage.

Lacy is Chairman of and writer for the DMTPHA project to publish the "Conservation Roundup" which is distributed free to schools to better educate young people about ranch life, land, livestock and wildlife management. It is supported by sponsors who maintain a vital interest in the future of the livestock industry. In this publication, Diane Lacy writes an ongoing saga about a young colt's adventures growing up on a ranch entitled, © "The Adventures Of Senbar Duke" which is published a chapter at a time in each issue of the Conservation Roundup. (click on Current Exhibitions and Publications for more detailed information on specific galleries, exhibits and publications mentioned in this biography)

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